We know that meditation in itself relieves stress, which is a contributing factor to many illnesses. Using this knowledge with intention takes meditation to the next level, where you use your focus and attention to support your body’s infinite healing resources.
You will discover your own methods of chanting. Experiment with what is comfortable for you. It’s not the quality of your voice, but the quality of the words and your attention them to that count.
You may want to do this meditation in a private place, such as the shower, a car, or a closet (only kidding).
For one minute, verbally repeat or sing a phrase that resonates with calm and tranquility for you. Here are some suggestions:
“Blue water, white sand, and me. Blue water, white sand, and me.”
“All is well … All is well … All is well …”
“My peace prevail on earth. May peace prevail on earth.”
Before long, you’ll be chanting in the rain (or snow), just chanting in the rain (or snow), and maybe even breaking into song.
Adapted from Meditation Express by Nancy L. Butler-Ross (Contemporary Books, 2001).